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TOT on Participatory Gram Panchayat Development Plan (West Zone)

Human Rights Advocacy and Research Foundation along with CRDS, SEEDS and BEST organized a two day Training of Trainers for the West Zone at Yercaud on the 23rd and 24th of July 2019. 58 participants (21 women and 37 men) from 12 districts participated in the workshop. The participants were from the following districts: Salem, …

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TOT on Participatory Gram Panchayat Development Plan (South Zone)

A two day training to strengthen local governments using the legal frameworks of the Constitution was organized at Madurai on the 9th & 10th of July 2019 by Human Rights Advocacy and Research Foundation and co-organized by SAND Trust and ISM–WDRC. The programme was attended by 52 participants (29 women and 23 men). The workshop …

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TOT on Participatory Gram Panchayat Development Plan (East Zone)

A two day training to strengthen local government using the legal frameworks of the Constitution of India was organized at Nagapattinam on the 18th & 19th of June 2019 by Human Rights Advocacy and Research Foundation and co-organized by LAW Trust. The programme was attended by  46 participants (32 women, 10 men) from the districts …

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TOT on Participatory Gram Panchayat Development Plan

One day training on the creation of a Gram Panchayat Development Plan was conducted on 26th March 2019 at Thiruvallur. The programme was attended by people from 27 panchayats under Poondi Block. Ex Panchayat heads and ward members attended the programme out of which 67 were women and 17 were men.  Development of a nation …

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Gram Panchayat Development Plan (Master training)

Human Rights Advocacy and Research Foundation organised a two-day residential master training (training of trainers, ToT) on Gram Panchayat Development Plan (GPDP) on 21 and 22 January 2019 at Madurai. Participation: 139 participants (74 Men, 65 Women) from 106 NGOs from all 32 districts in Tamil Nadu participated. There were participants from Delhi and Puducherry. …

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One-day training for Development planning for the Gram Panchayat Development Planning committee

One-Day Training on development planning for the Grama sabha panchayat development planning committee (GPDP) was held in Tiruvallur on 9 January 2019. A total of thirty-one participants attended (14 women, 11 men), four from HRF and two from HRDF. The resource person was Mr Thiagarajan from SIRD. As per the Tamil Nadu Panchayat Raj Act …

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Ensuring Decentralisation and Grassroots governance

A one-day Foresight Forum on strengthening local government in Tamil Nadu was conducted on 15 December 2018 at ICSA programme centre in Chennai. There were a total of fifty-two participants (38 men and 14 women) from seven political parties, twenty-seven from civil society organisations (CSOs), five from social movements, and three civil society networks. There …

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Women get 50% reservation in TN local bodies – Woman activist views

Women get 50% reservation in TN local bodies – Woman activist views  

Fact Finding Report regarding brutal attack on Panchayat President

Fact Finding Report regarding brutal attack on Panchayat President Fact Finding Report regarding brutal attack on Mr. Kannan, Panchayat President, Vanjinipatti Village. This fact finding was conducted by TNP. – members of the fact finding team made several recommendations to the district collector and the Panchayat to resolve the conflict. The govt officials took immediate action …

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